JoCoPETS is a voucher-based program that reduces the cost to get your cats and dogs spayed or neutered. The owner is responsible for the co-payment of $65 for cats and $75 for dogs, with the balance covered through grants and donations. There are no financial or geographical restrictions.
The JoCoPETS program is intended to help people who are not able to spay or neuter their cat or dog without financial assistance, and people who are helping homeless dogs, homeless cats, or cat colonies. The program is intended to ease the financial burden of spay/neuter surgeries, so if you can afford the cost and are just looking for a discount, please consider leaving these certificates for those in greater need.
Please note: Our funds are limited and the need is great, so if you apply for assistance please be aware that there can be a wait of up to a month to get a certificate and a further wait for a vet appointment. If you are not going to use a certificate that has been issued to you, please notify the program administrator so that the certificate can be reissued. This will reduce the wait time for people on the list.
How do I apply for the JoCoPETS program?
The downloaded application form, once filled in, can be emailed to spayneuter@JCAPL.org. You can also mail it to JCAPL – JoCoPETS, PO BOX 607 Smithfield, NC 27577. We will contact you when a certificate is available.
What Else Should I Know?
- All spay/neuter procedures are performed at Quality Care Animal Hospital at Four Oaks.
- The co-payment is due on the morning of surgery and includes rabies vaccination.
- Pets that do not bring proof of current rabies vaccination will be required to receive a one-year rabies vaccination. Pets that are current and bring proof of previous vaccination will receive a three-year vaccine.
- Pets must be deemed healthy enough for the procedure by the participating veterinarian, and extra charges apply for aged, overweight, in heat, pregnant or lactating females and cryptorchid males.
Many Thanks to our wonderful sponsors who make this program possible: